Why You Should Properly Dispose of Your Used Tires

by | Aug 25, 2023 | Used Tire Removal

If you’ve ever had used tires taking up space on your property, then you know how difficult they can be to dispose of. Too often, tires sit in vacant lots and landfills, or they are thrown out into waterways and left on the side of the road. In some states, it’s illegal to dispose of your tires like this, but in all states, it causes harm to the environment. However, there are many legal options available for easy disposal that support the environment’s health. Let’s take a look at the impact of used tire disposal on the environment and how you can make a difference.

The Environmental Impact of Used Tires

While tires are vital to transportation, their production and disposal can negatively impact the environment. The rubber material can take decades, even centuries, to decompose, which means if they end up in a landfill, they will continue to take up space. As the tires sit, they can release harmful chemicals into the air, such as methane gas, which contributes to rising temperatures. Tires also can be a breeding ground for unwanted pests like mosquitos. To avoid these effects, the best next step for old tires is to recycle. Used tires can be remade into new tires through a retreading plant or recycled into other products.

Florida Waste Tire Management Program

In an effort to clean up illegal tire waste, Florida has the Florida Waste Tire Management Program. The purpose of this program is to transport, store, process, and dispose of waste tires. The program also verifies local recycling centers and waste tire collectors for tire disposal and recycling. They ensure that your used tires end up in a proper disposal center so that you don’t have to worry about the potential harm they can have on the environment.

Where to Dispose of Your Used Tires

Disposing of your tires in the proper location is a small act that can have a big impact on the environment. With that said, there are many methods you can choose from to dispose of your used tires. You may do it yourself or hire a service, the choice is up to you and the amount of money and effort you’re willing to spend. Here are some of the options you should consider to properly dispose of your used tires.
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Tire Recycling Center

No matter where you dispose of your tires or who you hire to dispose of them for you, they should end up at a designated tire recycling center or other specialized recycling facility. These centers are licensed and certified to wash and repurpose used tires so they can be reused as material in other products and for other uses. You may drop off your tires here yourself or call a waste tire collector to move them for you.
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An Auto Store or Tire Retailer

Another option for tire disposal is going through your local auto store or tire retailer. Some stores may have an exchange program where you can drop off your used tires when you buy new ones, or for a fee, they can dispose of your used tires for you. Call your local auto stores and tire retailers near you to determine what services they have to offer.
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Junk Removal Service

The easiest option you have for tire removal is to hire a junk removal service. When you hire a junk removal service, they will send a team of licensed professionals to come remove your used tires for you and take them to an appropriate recycling center. When considering the time and cost of removing your tires yourself, this option can save you a lot of effort.

Trust Clear Out Junk Removal to Take Care of Your Used Tires

If you need help disposing of your used tires, Clear Out Junk Removal has you covered. Our professional junk removal service promises to provide you with quality service and clear communication. We enjoy helping our customers by removing their unwanted junk and other burdens so they can have a new beginning, and we want to help you too. Check out our Professional Tire Removal page for more information on our removal service for used tires.

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